Person-in-Training Award

The Person-in-Training Award is given to a student of the Health Sciences section for the best student paper at the Society's Annual Scientific Meeting. The award is designed to encourage research and to foster interest among students in the Health Sciences section and to encourage participation in the Society's Annual Scientific Meeting.

In order to apply for this award, you must submit an abstract for the Society's Annual Scientific Meeting. Once the abstract has been accepted, a 1,500-word paper by the trainee (describing the research) must be submitted by the deadline below. The paper must be accompanied by a letter from the student's advisor verifying that the submitted work is the student's. The award is made on the basis of the paper.

Submission Period

Summer 2024

Eligibility Criteria

  • Applicants must be a Student or Transitional member (ESPO) of the Health Sciences section.
  • Applicants must be enrolled in a doctoral program and can not have their doctoral degree.
  • Applicants’ abstracts must be accepted for the Annual Scientific Meeting.

Self Nomination Process

Required Nomination Packet Materials: 

  • Two copies of a 1,500 page paper (one blinded, one not) describing the research outlined in your accepted abstract. 
  • Letter from your advisor that must verify the work is the student's.
  • Abstract Control ID number. 

Nature of Award
The recipient receives $500, a certificate, and is recognized at the Health Science Section Business Meeting and Section Lunch at the GSA Annual Scientific Meeting.  

Past Awardees
View here

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